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Old April 1st, 2015, 05:16 AM   #5001
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Old April 1st, 2015, 07:39 AM   #5003
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Could you say that there are ancient Persian influences in this architecture, such as found at Persepolis? I'm not very familiar with Persepolis and what it would have looked like in it's heyday, but I assume that it would have shared some architectural motifs with Greek architecture even before Alexander.

What I see in the pictures above is a mish mash of GrecoRoman and modern, but there could be some ancient Persian inspiration as well, but I can't be sure since I don't know that architecture well. Is there an attitude in Iran to create a neo-Persian modern look, similar to the neo-Classical of 18th century Europe?
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Persian culture has significant connections to Greco-Roman history, so the architecture I see is geographically appropriate. The only issue is some of the stuff appears kitschy and borderline postmodernism. Still, it's better than prefabricated concrete blocks.
as Regent said , greco-persan and generally euro-iranian connections go back far
during the classical period, boarders were very mixed and alot of ideas and styles moved both ways
here is xerxes' call of 100 columns, you can certainly see the impact it had on greco roman styles, and as well, the influences it received from them

http://www.livius.org/a/iran/persepo...00_columns.jpg
after persepolis and the achaemenid empire came the selucids, helleno-persians that ruled iran for almost 4 centuries, and later the parthians and sassanids, and during those periods we shared alot of common land/boarders/culture with the romans
there are roman built water systems in khuzestan, where the easternmost roman conquests took place
shapoor built a whole palace complex called bishapoor using persian and roman workers, and fine example of roman-persian mosaics and craftsmanship and engineering exist there
after the islamic conquest, iran and the byzantine empire were the main contributors to what is now "islamic art and architecture"
and later iran through the ghaznavi, abbasid ,kara koyunlu, selcuk preiod, safavid, afsharid, zand etc periods, and the later qajar and contemporary pahlavi periods continued the the path or iranian architecture
through all periods, the styles that were pre existent were modified and refined to fit newer ideas and purposes, and in a sense, the final form of traditional iranian architecture is qajarid architecture. examples like the golestan palace in tehran, masoudiyeh palace in tehran as well, shebgharaniyeh palace and many more diverse buildings across the country, each unique to their setting and climate (iran is radically diverse in climate)
in these buildings, you can see elements from all periods of iranian architecture. from column heads to motifs and details, and in a sense, a strong sense of revival from previous forms is seen
it was during the qajar period too that a decent amount of european influence (contemporary to its time) also was embraced in iranian architecture in more vivid forms (in some buildings more, and some less). for example, the garden palace in maku is a good example of strong european influence
however, then , alot of these so called european influences in many ways were always there in iranian architecture, but in an iranian way, i hope i make sense here
but at the same time, alot of the elements that are considered european, had existed previoiusly in slightly different forms in iranian architecture too, there are many overlapping elements
iranian architecture was a unique culture to itself, but one that was always aware and open to foreign ideas, from its early beginnings
some of similarities though with other cultures are inevitable too, mainly because of climatic similarities with neighboring regions

sorry for the long paragraph
so to get back to the question, this specific example which you used has a very strong greco roman presence, the persian elements are near to non-existant
but alot of the previous examples that have mostly frills and orientation, all can be considered modern forms of what would also be iranian architecture
if iranians were to build simplisitic apartment forms of their own architecture of the qajar and zand periods, it would end up looking pretty similar to these, but with a slightly different "accent"

during the late qajar and early pahlavi period, there was a strong movement to re introduce strict achaemenid and pre-islamic era elements into more contemporary forms, this was called the "neo-achaemenid' style which lasted quite a bit, and at the same time, too, in continuation of qajar architecture which was more a blend of all iranian periods, there was several movements that merged qajar styles and the neo-achaemenid styles abnd made a short but strong movement of neo classical persian architecture, emphasizing a more purely persian presence in the buildings instead of some of the more european ones that existed in qajar architecture
that blend was in my opinon a strong point in iranian architecture, another "final form"
i wish i could post some examples here of those buildings, but they wouldnt really be considered "new", as they are mostly around 100 years old


but there are a few i see suitable for this thread, and you actually reminded me of them


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I think the USA and the UK have some magnificent examples! That shouldn't come as a surprise though. But others, oh my, how are they even allowed in here? Just because some tacky building lacking any sense of shape or proportion whatsoever has forcefully inserted into its design some should-look-greek columns, doesn't make it "built in traditional style".
that is true for the most part.
the UK and US are producing amazing stuff, as well as Germany and generally most of the developed northern european countries
but there are some good stuff from other countries too, but the frequency of good work is much much less
alot of them, like you said, rather than being traditional from the root, are regular buildings that are "trying" to be traditional by forcefully wearing a shirt that might not be exactly their size, hence , it looks off
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Old April 1st, 2015, 08:20 AM   #5004
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here is the example mentioned above ^
it is the building of the foreign ministry of iran, located in the former military fairground in central tehran

it was built in 80 years ago , and relative to its style, i would consider it a "new building"
if it is not appropriate for this thread, please let me now and i will remove the post
it is neo-classical iranian/persian, the architect was Gabriel Guevrekian (an armenian-iranian)
built in 1935 (ish)

it was renovated after the revolution of 1979
the main entrance is a bit kitsch in my opinion, but the rest of the body of the building is splendid


here you see classical and medieval iranian elements



pre renovation photo


the main entrance

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/50346828




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http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%88%...B1%D8%A7%D9%86
http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%DA%A9%...B1%D8%A7%D9%86)

it has a somewhat art-deco style to it as well, which is natural due to its time
as you see , despite it being nearly 100% iranian, it is , in nature, a cousin to alot of neoclassical buildings we saw in europe
alot of these new apartments in tehran , could be a continuation of this style, however, they are a leaning a bit more towards the "european accent"
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another example of a more modest and more modern building of such style is the malek musem in tehran
originally a library from the 1920s, the current building was added and completed in 1995

it does have a somewhat postmodern sense, and some of the parts, especially window sizes and roof-wall connections and the building frieze are rather off


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Manor Wijchen - Wijchen, Netherlands (Built 2006)









House 's-Gravendeel - 's-Gravendeel, netherlands (Built 2003)







House 's-Gravendeel - 's-Gravendeel, Netherlands (Built 2003)






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Country Garden Diamond Villa Project - China










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Zuiotera like - Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (Built 2008)









Morifukutera like - Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture (Built 2009)









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SachiHikaritera like - Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Mi (Built 2009)












Hoshakuji like - Shizuoka Prefecture (Built 2009)





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Flat for Drempt - Drempt, Netherlands (Built 1995)






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tehran , an old building , sadly in decay, from the early 1900s, with a new apartment in the back
if you notice, the apartment in the back is more or less in the same style as the old building
qajari style




and here is a single house (probably from the 90s)



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"bagheh irani" (iranian garden)
a new small resting place/cafe in an old garden that was converted to a park
the building was opened last year
Tehran, Iran








http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...ostcount=11046



the pathways and landscaping also has a rural feel



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